Friday, February 13, 2015

Forbes Living Offers Tips on When to Snag the Cheapest Airfare

Get out of town for less money

Spring break and wedding season are not too far away. This might just be the right time to search for a buy an airline ticket if an event takes places out of state. Forbes Living shares some tips on finding the cheapest airfare.

Domestic airfare prices are at the lowest at 47 days before departure.  The best days to fly are Tuesday and Wednesday since most business passengers travel on Mondays and Saturdays.  If there is an out of state special occasion to attend this spring, don’t procrastinate.  If the airfare is low, book it. Lower priced tickets can be found online by using airfare tracking apps such as Hipmunk and FareCompare among others.  When the fare is right, go straight to the airline’s website and book it there. If changes to the flights are needed during travel, it is always best to contact the airline directly than a consolidation site.

Another suggestion is to keep one credit card clear to charge tickets to when the price is right. This could be the card with the best reward points program or one with the lowest interest.  When booking flights with connections, Forbes Living TV recommends allowing more than an hour in between flights to allow for flight delays and long commutes in larger terminals or airports.  Don’t let spring and summer special events and vacations take a back seat because the airfare is too high.  Start looking now and set up email alerts. Snag that cheap ticket when it pops up.

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